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Hudson Valley, CT & Beyond Getaways

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January through March
Friday to Monday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

April through October
Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

November through December
Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio

The experience
Located on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon is just an 80-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal. Occupying a former Nabisco box printing factory, the museum is the home for Dia's collection of art from the 1960's to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Since its opening in 2003, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the City of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination.

Examples include Dan Flavin's series of fluorescent light "monuments to V. Tatlin"; Joseph Beuys' mixed-media installations such as Fond III/3 (1979) and Fond IV/4; Richard Serra's Torqued Ellipses; and Michael Heizer's North, East, South, West, among others.

Dia worked closely with the artist Robert Irwin to design a twenty-first century museum, with nearly 240,000 square feet of gallery space that retained the original character of the building.

Dia:Beacon is often referred to as a "daylight museum" because its expansive galleries include nearly 34,000 square feet of skylights - which is an unusual characteristic for an art museum".

"Dia:Beacon is part of Dia Art Foundation's constellation of sites."

Museum Days and Hours:
Hours of operation change seasonally. For current hours, as well as more information on the museum, including group tours, call 845-440-0100 or visit Dia:Beacon before your trip.

The deal

  • Round-Trip package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $39.50; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $32; children 12-18, $35.50; children 5-11, $2; children under 5, free.
  • Package price from other stations: check here for price from your boarding station.

For Metro-North Group Train Travel information, check here. For Dia:Beacon group reservations, check here.

Purchase your package from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Beacon Station).

Getting there
Take the Hudson Line to Beacon Station. Walk a short distance to Dia:Beacon. Check here for an ITINERARY.

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